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The Best Spots for Viewing the Northern Lights in Alberta

The Best Spots for Viewing the Northern Lights in Alberta

The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, were named by Galileo in the 17th century. Aurora is the Roman goddess of dawn, and Boreas is the Greek god of the north wind – hence the term “dawn of the north” or Northern Lights.
Snowshoeing Through Alberta

Snowshoeing Through Alberta

When we think of hiking in Alberta, we often think about exploring the beautiful Rockies in a pair of hiking boots in the summer. The truth is, though, there are also incredible places to explore in the winter months.
Things to do in Edmonton in January

Things to do in Edmonton in January

There is more than just ice and snow in January in Edmonton! Edmonton is the home to many festivals, cultural workshops and winter activities to keep you active and warm.
Light Up Longview... ♫ It’s the most wonderful time of the year! ♫...

Light Up Longview... ♫ It’s the most wonderful time of the year! ♫...

Are you looking for something to do on a quiet evening? Interested in a weekend day-trip activity? Or traveling south via Highway 22? You are in for an experience of joy and delight with a short, scenic drive from the south end of Calgary to the quaint Village of Longview, with its stunning mountain views along the way.
Celebrating the Winter Solstice in Alberta

Celebrating the Winter Solstice in Alberta

Albertans across the province embrace the darkness of winter and celebrate light with a variety of festivals, events, and activities. Here are four great ways to find the light in the darkness.
Alberta Winter Camping: Things to Know

Alberta Winter Camping: Things to Know

Have you ever been camping in the winter? We already know that Alberta has a lot to offer the outdoor enthusiast all year round, but camping in the snow?
Indigenous Holiday Events Around the Province Welcome Guests All December Long

Indigenous Holiday Events Around the Province Welcome Guests All December Long

This holiday season leave the chaotic jam-packed malls behind and give the gift of culture. All around the province, exciting Indigenous events are welcoming families to experience something special and share new traditions all December long.
Snowboarding in the Backcountry

Snowboarding in the Backcountry

There are lots of options for beginners to get comfortable with the terrain and develop a new appreciation for the versatility of snowboards in the process.
Ice Fishing in the Lakeland Region

Ice Fishing in the Lakeland Region

Ice fishing in the Lakeland region is something that many people may not have on their bucket list, but it is something that should be on any outdoor enthusiast’s list. There is something unique and exciting about fishing in Northern Alberta.
Instagrammable Ice Bubbles: Beauty in Every Direction

Instagrammable Ice Bubbles: Beauty in Every Direction

Abraham Lake’s beautiful methane bubbles beneath the water’s frozen surface, all surrounded by breathtaking mountain views, offers an affordable adventure and amazing photo opportunities.